Last week Thursday, after Kenyans cast their votes across the country, all eyes and ears were on IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati after questions were raised on figures he had released on his official Twitter handle.
Turnout figures given by the IEBC boss indicated that 6,553,858 Kenyans had turned out to vote in 267 constituencies, contrary to his earlier estimates of 48% voter turnout.
“The 48% was a BEST estimate turnout from the team. Latest actual figures from 267 constituencies show 6,553,858 Kenyans turned out to vote,” he tweeted.
It got worse for the embattled Chairman after provisional results indicated a voter turn out of over 7.5 million, with the opposition disputing the numbers despite calling for a boycott.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga dismissed the results, alleging that the electoral commission is boosting the number of votes for Kenyatta. He estimated that the votes for Kenyatta could be no more than 3.5 million of the country’s 19.6 million registered voters.
His remarks have been echoed by controversial Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who has suggested a name change for the national tallying centre, BOMAS of Kenya.
According to the former SONU leader, BOMAS should be renamed BODMAS of Kenya.
“BOMAS of Kenya should be renamed ‘BODMAS of Kenya’ it’s a house where mathematical miracles happen,” wrote Babu Owino on social media.
He further alleged that Chebukati has been influenced by external forces as claimed by Raila Odinga during the NASA Uhuru Park rally on Wednesday before the repeat poll.
Babu Owino wrote: “Ni kweli Chebukati ameshikwa makende…. did he mean 48% voter turn out or 48 degree celsius kwa makende yake??”
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— Babu Owino™ (@Babu_Owino) October 28, 2017